Slick roads around Saskatoon after snowfall
It's not really how people hope to start their Fridays.
As Saskatoon residents got ready for work this morning, they had to brush snow off the car and then chip away at the solid layer of ice underneath.
The rain started at about 8 p.m. Thursday night, coating roads with a thick layer of black ice then it started snowing.
The snow is making for a treacherous commute for Saskatoon and area on Friday.
According to the Highway Hotline, travel is not recommended for many of the roads leading out the city.
The conditions have led to school bus cancellations for Vanscoy, Dalmeny, Clavet, Asquith, South Corman Park, Martinsville and Dianne Fehr in Osler.
Buses are cancelled to all French Immersion schools, as well. First Bus in Saskatoon is currently still running.
MD Ambulance is being kept with call of numerous accidents across the city, including word of a 10-car pileup on Circle Drive last night. Semi-trucks were pulled over by the Blackstrap hill on Highway 11, as well as by the Borden Bridge on Highway 16, all because of extremely icy conditions.
Further away from the city, road conditions are better.
Both Environment Canada and the Weather Network say the city can expect to see at least another three centimetres of the white stuff during the next 24 hours.